Yuvraj Singh scored a great knock of 70 runs off 41 balls in the previous match. Now, Hyderabad has the best top-order in IPL 10. With David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh all in great form, pressure will never be lifted from the opposing team’s bowlers.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the scorecard when it comes to wickets taken with 21. Rashid Khan is not far behind either. Both are capable of dismantling a batting line-up in eight overs. There’s no reason why their form should fall off a cliff suddenly.
Ashish Nehra has been in and out this season. He might be back replacing Mohammed Siraj or Siddarth Kaul. In the last match, Siraj conceded 41 runs off his 4 overs and picked up 2 wickets while Kaul conceded 38 runs and picked up 1 wicket off his 4 overs.
Rising Pune Supergiant
Ajinkya Rahane has struggled to play against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kumar has dismissed him six times in the IPL. No other bowler has dismissed Ajinkya Rahane more than three times. Will the pattern continue today?
Rahul Tripathi has been playing well and he brought the roof down in the last match against Kolkata where he smacked 93 runs off just 52 balls. Pune will want a repeat this match as well.
Washington Sundar has shown tremendous responsibility bowling really well in the middle overs. Against KKR, he picked up two wickets and conceded 18 runs off his two overs.